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Alderson Is Optimistic About Conforto’s Defense

When the Mets selected Michael Conforto 10th overall in this year’s draft, the main criticism about Conforto was his defense. As an outfielder in Oregon State, Conforto earned a reputation as a liability in the outfield. Since many analysts felt his defense was an issue, he was viewed as a one dimensional player. However, it appears that Conforto’s defense is better than initially...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson Is Impressed With Wilmer Flores

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Wilmer Flores is impressing Mets brass with how hard he’s working on his agility and fitness during the team’s off-season conditioning program in Port St. Lucie. Sandy Alderson has been very outspoken about how pleased he is with Flores, and recently told Mike Vorkunov of, “I’m one of those people that says put him out...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Wants To Trade A Starting Pitcher Before Spring Training

Sandy Alderson expressed some urgency on Tuesday, regarding his attempts in trying to trade a starting pitcher sooner rather than later. “I think we’d prefer to sort it out before spring training,” Alderson said on Tuesday. “Spring-training trades don’t happen frequently.” Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, and Jon Niese are the three arms that Sandy prefers to deal, but the...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Defends Moving In Fences

We knew the New York Mets were moving in the fences. This afternoon we learned by how much. Common sense dictates moving in the fences benefits the hitters more than the pitchers, but speaking like any politician you’ve ever heard, GM Sandy Alderson says that’s not the case. “These modifications are a refinement of previous changes made to the Citi Field fences and continue...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Move In Fences At Citi Field For Second Time

NEW YORK — Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time. The Mets unveiled the new dimensions Tuesday, which bring in the fences 3-to-11 feet in front of the bullpens in right field. Right-center field will be 380 feet, down from 390 the past three years and 415 in the...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy Staying; Could Be Last Season With Mets

One of the more interesting nuggets coming out of the GM meetings last week was Sandy Alderson’s statement the New York Mets aren’t interested in working on a contract extension with second baseman Daniel Murphy. Alderson also said the Mets would be reluctant to trade Murphy. While both points are contradictory, they also make sense. It is estimated Murphy will make $8.1 million...
Via New York Mets Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Indicates Some Salaries Will Be Shed

On Tuesday afternoon I fielded a reader’s question on whether the Mets were now doing better financially because of the recent Cuddyer signing. Of course they’re not. But right on cue, GM Sandy Alderson had the following to say regarding where the Mets payroll currently is and where it’s headed. He completely validated my earlier response which you can read below. “The payroll...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson’s Best Free Agent Signings

The New York Mets under Sandy Alderson have remained conservative in the free agent market. Alderson has acquired value by dealing veteran talent to bolster the team’s farm system. With the Mets now expected to take a great leap forward in 2015, it should be no shock Alderson is taking to the open market. Are there any free agent additions he has added that have been omitted from...
Via Around Citi
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining Sandy Alderson’s goals with the Mets year-by-year

Over the past several seasons, the Mets have gone through one of their toughest stretches in recent history. From the constant unnecessary trade rumors to the dangling of possible signings to the constant complaining of overly-invested fans, it has been a rough stretch. After the 2010 season, ownership went in a new (cheaper) direction that would include the firing of Omar Minaya...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets free agent projections: starters

Earlier this week I analyzed the New York Mets’ needs in the bullpen. Now I’ll stick with pitching but move into the starting rotation. As it so happens the Mets are very deep at starter going into 2015. Much of the rotation is young and under team control and the one wily, old veteran, Bartolo Colon, has one more year and $11 million left on his contract. As a result of controlling...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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